27 Feb '13, 2pm

Pensioner mugged for a handbag with just £2 cash inside it

Pensioner mugged for a handbag with just £2 cash inside it

A pensioner was left with head injuries after she was mugged in Stretford – for a bag that contained just £2 in cash. The 71-year-old was walking to the car park of Stretford Bridge Club on Derbyshire Lane with her husband when a man approached them around 10.10pm on Saturday, February 16. The thug pushed the woman to the ground, causing her to bang her head. After a struggle with her husband, where the offender threatened the man with a metal object, he ran away with the victim's handbag, which contained £2, a pair of glasses, a book and a silver brooch with a black stone in the centre. Detective Constable Simon Johnson from Stretford CID described the attack as “cowardly”. He said: “These are two members of our community who deserve to be respected, not threatened. “We are unsure whether the offender was holding a knife but he was seen to be holding a metal object. Obvio...

Full article: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manch...

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